Treetop Room Available For Flying Pets in Webkinz World!
The users in our forum finally uncovered the reason for the long downtime in Webkinz World last night. With a few small improvements such as the Gem Hunt Count in the Curio Shop and the Blooming Dandelion POTM Prize, we weren't sure why the servers were down for so long.
That mystery has been solved, thanks to Copious and jeLlyBeAn1573, who have provided us with pictures of the brand-new treetop room added to Webkinz World. It appears that you must have a bird in your Webkinz account to be able to select this room option when buying a new room. New activations of birds, if it is one of your first 10 Webkinz, such as the Webkinz Phoenix in the eStore today are automatically awarded a treetop room.
We've received reports that a great deal of furniture can't be placed in the treetop room, but this may be a glitch that will be corrected soon. It does appear that most outdoor furniture can be placed in treetop rooms.
UPDATE: We are receiving mixed reports as to who can and cannot buy the new rooms. Some members without birds have been able to purchase them, and some with birds cannot. At this time, we aren't sure how or why certain members are qualified for buying the room. Thanks to Dixiecup for showing us a night time screenshot from her Asian time zone account -- the sky turns dark!
UPDATE: Thanks to the new Webkinz newspaper article, we now know that Treetop Rooms are only available on accounts that have "flying" animals. So, Penguins and Ducks don't count, but Bats do. Also, a new Treetop Theme of furniture should be arriving in Webkinz World soon.
UPDATE 2: Thanks to 00jacksonredwall for providing us with a picture of the Treetop Room during the evening, where the sun is setting! From what we now understand, it is not all "birds" but all flying animals will unlock the new Treetop Rooms (sorry, penguin owners!).
- Kid Keegan